When I duplicate the Material in the Material Browser all appearance and Physical properties are duplicated too.
So I must accept or assign the new unique names for appearance and Physical purposes of Material.
In my case I need, for example, the same Material with different appearance, for example knurled and regular.
I cannot save the new Material with existing Physical properties name and it makes unwanted copies like Steel(1), Steel(2) in Assets.
After I made a copy I can reassign the Physical properties back to existing but it takes a time of replacing assets and deleting unwanted copies.
Is it possible to make a copy within the same Physical Assets?
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Yes you can, this link should help: http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Inventor/files/GUID-15A55781-4AEA-4C34-9060-F25CF02EE3E5.htm
Yes you can, this link should help: http://help.autodesk.com/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Invent
I found the reqired solution
In the Material Editor toolbar, click , 0+ and then click Duplicate Material. A material is created from the selected material